"Back and forth, back and forth": channel switching in romantic couple conflict

@inproceedings{Scissors2013BackAF,
  title={"Back and forth, back and forth": channel switching in romantic couple conflict},
  author={Lauren E. Scissors and Darren Gergle},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2013}
}
This work explores the act of channel switching, or switching between forms of face-to-face (FtF) and mediated communication (e.g., text messaging, instant messaging) during romantic couple conflict. Interviews were conducted with 24 individuals currently involved in a non-cohabitating romantic dating relationship of 3 months or longer. Results revealed that many patterns of channel switching are used during conflict, including switches from mediated to FtF communication and from FtF to… CONTINUE READING

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